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Loss of a Legend
By all accounts, Mr. Wilson worked hard to give trapping and trappers a good name. A devout Christian and regular churchgoer, Wilson was known for his integrity. Dave Bruss, his longtime trapping partner, told of times when Wilson would send rebate checks to people he bought fur from because he sold it for more profit than he anticipated.
Mr. Wilson was the first person inducted into the Alaska Trapper's Hall of fame in 1997, and was inducted into the National Trapper's Hall of Fame in 2009.
With Dean Wilson's passing the trapping community literally lost a legend. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many.
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